A member, Hans Joachim, over at Feldgrau posted some photographs of a Luftwaffe General's winter coat with the nametag "Wolfgang Rüter" (See link below). When I read about Rüter on Michael Miller's excellent website I was intrigued about the discharge, sentence and subsequent Volkssturm service of this former Generalmajor. He was killed in action with the Volkssturm during the last days of the war. Here's what Miller has written about Rüter's last two years...
Now, does anyone have some more detailed information about exactly what it meant in Rüter's case when he was accused and sentenced for thoughtless extraction of another of the Military Service, continued disobedience, unjustified hunting ...?Führer-Reserve OKL (12 Jul 1943-31 May 1944)
Discharged from the Army (31 May 1944)
Due to the thoughtless extraction of another of the Military Service, and to continued disobedience and unjustified hunting as well as negligent disobedience he was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment by the Reichs-War-Court (11 Jan 1945)
Killed-in-Action as a Soldier of the Volkssturm (24 Apr 1945)
Any information on where and with which Volkssturm unit Rüter served and died in?
The Feldgrau link for some nice photographs on the Great coat...
And the Wolfgang Rüter page on Miller's Axis Biographical Research...
http://www.geocities.com/~orion47/WEHRM ... FGANG.html